Benjamin Cardoza's Garage






New Englander, writer, photographer, IT extraordinaire and amateur mechanic.

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Roll bar installed

After a couple of weeks of struggling with fitment and just plain old free time I have finally inst

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Frame Rail reinforcement installs are much easier with a buddy or longer arms than I have >_<

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After months of the car sitting on jack stands I've finally had time to finish replacing the sway b

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Transmission Fluid Change

Although the "old fluid" didn't look like sludge, shifting is a lot smoother. Go figure? Of course

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Radiator replacement halted

Finally got some more time and less oppressively humid weather to finish the radiator replacement a

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Doggy time

Hanging with my Pitmix Fiona while I do some cleanup

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That time I found something weird...

Not everyday that you find a pair of very old sunglasses behind a Miata's tombstone center console.

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Start of a new long-term project

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[]Tobias Linder

Looking forward to this!

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Fuel Filter done

Ah, the good ol' pen in the fuel line trick.    

[]Tobias Linder

That is such a cheat. I have a 2001 NB and the fittings on the fuel lines effectively make this method useless. I had to swim in fuel for a few seconds while switching the filter. So much fun!

[]Benjamin Cardoza

Ah, bummer... the only reason I got a little fuel on myself is because I had a brain fart in the middle of the process and somehow forgot that gravity still applied :P